45% of World Press Photo winners were shot on Canon cameras

The World Press Photo (WPP) awards represents the work of some of the best photojournalists in the world, and those interested will be keen to learn the equipment that is used by professionals in what is the Olympics of documentary photography.

Mirrorless or DSLR? APS-C or full frame? It can be extremely easy to get bogged down by equipment and become fixated on which system is the best. There’s no right or wrong answer, as the top pros can use any of the best cameras for professionals and get incredible results. 

That being said, it’s always intriguing to see what kit is favored by the best shooters in the world. So photolari gathered data from this year’s WPP competition to decipher the most popular camera bodies that were used to capture highly commended and winning images. 

Kamloops Residential School for the New York Times (Image credit: © Amber Bracken, for The New York Times)

The World Press Photo of the Year 2022 winning image (above), by Canadian photographer Amber Bracken, commemorates children who were mistreated and died at Kamloops Residential School, with red dresses hung over unmarked grave crosses. 


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